Woyzeck Drama Classics

A new translation of the Büchner play considered the forerunner of most modern drama.

Woyzeck  Drama Classics

Author: Georg Büchner

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854591838

Page: 51

View: 486

A new translation of the Büchner play considered the forerunner of most modern drama.

Replay Classic Modern Drama Reimagined

of these, Johann Christian Woyzeck, was beheaded in 1824 after much public
debate about his sanity and thus his responsibility for his crime, although the
character Woyzeck seems to incorporate elements of each of the three
personalities in ...

Replay  Classic Modern Drama Reimagined

Author: Toby Zinman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 140818270X

Page: 288

View: 704

Replay: Classic Modern Drama Reimagined spans over a century of great theatre to explore how iconic plays have been adapted and versioned by later writers to reflect or dissect the contemporary zeitgeist. Starting with A Doll's House, Ibsen's much-reprised masterpiece of marital relations from 1879, Toby Zinman explores what made the play so controversial and shocking in its day before tracing how later reimaginings have reworked Ibsen's original. The spine of plays then includes such landmark works as Strindberg's Miss Julie, Oscar Wilde's comic The Importance of Being Earnest, Chekhov's Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya, Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, the Rattigan centenary revivals, Thornton Wilder's Our Town, ultimately arriving at Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Taking each modern play as the starting point, Zinman explores the diverse renderings and reworkings by subsequent playwrights and artists –including prominent directors and their controversial productions as well as acknowledging reworkings in film, opera and ballet.Through the course of this groundbreaking study we discover not only how theatrical styles have changed but how society's attitude towards politics, religion, money, gender, sexuality and race have radically altered over the course of the century. In turn Replay reveals how theatre can serve as both a reflection of our times and a provocation to them.

Woyzeck

Sacrificed to powers larger than himself, Woyzeck is one of drama's first antiheroes. Nicholas Rudall captures the power of the play for contemporary audiences through his masterly translation.

Woyzeck

Author: Georg Büchner

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN:

Page: 51

View: 281

Sacrificed to powers larger than himself, Woyzeck is one of drama's first antiheroes. Nicholas Rudall captures the power of the play for contemporary audiences through his masterly translation.

The Drama of South Africa

principled revival of South African classics such as Nongogo or Kente's Lifa (
1970), or of African-American playwrights, ... productions combine classic texts of
European drama, (South) African themes (schematically: urbanization in
Woyzeck; ...

The Drama of South Africa

Author: Loren Kruger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134680864

Page: 296

View: 344

The Drama of South Africa comprehensively chronicles the development of dramatic writing and performance from 1910, when the country came into official existence, to the advent of post-apartheid. Eminent theatre historian Loren Kruger discusses well-known figures, as well as lesser-known performers and directors who have enriched the theatre of South Africa. She also highlights the contribution of women and other minorities, concluding with a discussion of the post-apartheid character of South Africa at the end of the twentieth century.

Danton s Death Leonce and Lena Woyzeck

For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics have brought readers closer to the
world's great literature. ... Today the series is recognized for its fine scholarship
and reliability in texts that span world literature, drama and poetry, religion, ...

Danton s Death  Leonce and Lena  Woyzeck

Author: Georg Büchner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191605778

Page: 176

View: 519

George Duchner died in 1837 at a tragically early age, and his three works for the stage remained virtually unknown for half a century. Today all three, especially Danton's Death, his great play about the French Revolution are performed regularly. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Complete Plays Lenz and Other Writings

Collected in this volume are powerful dramas and psychological fiction by the nineteenth-century iconoclast now recognized as a major figure of world literature.

Complete Plays  Lenz and Other Writings

Author: Georg Buchner

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141935499

Page: 336

View: 216

Collected in this volume are powerful dramas and psychological fiction by the nineteenth-century iconoclast now recognized as a major figure of world literature. Also included are selections from Büchner's letters and philosophical writings.

Classics for Contemporaries

SOURCE In sharp contrast to the other plays in this volume , Buechner's
Woyzeck is based upon a contemporary event . A little over a decade before
Buechner wrote his tragedy , a German army barber , Johann Christian Woyzeck
, was tried ...

Classics for Contemporaries

Author: Ruby Cohn

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 401

View: 999

Georg B chner s Woyzeck

In this fresh engagement with a modern classic, Gritzner examines the revolutionary dimensions of Büchner’s political and creative practice, as well as modern approaches to the play in performance.

Georg B  chner s Woyzeck

Author: Karoline Gritzner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317332989

Page: 76

View: 334

'Everyone's an abyss. You get dizzy if you look down.' -- Woyzeck Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck was left unfinished at the time of its author’s death in 1837, but the play is now widely recognised as the first ‘modern’ drama in the history of European theatre. Its fragmentary form and critical socio-political content have had a lasting influence on artists, readers and audiences to this day. The abuse, exploitation, and disenfranchisement that Woyzeck’s titular protagonist endures find their mirror in his own murderous outburst. But beyond that, they also echo in the flux and confusion of the various drafts and versions in which the play has been presented since its emergence. In this fresh engagement with a modern classic, Gritzner examines the revolutionary dimensions of Büchner’s political and creative practice, as well as modern approaches to the play in performance.

Woyzeck A Play

Included in this volume is Neil LaBute’s provocative new monologue “Kandahar,” in which a soldier back from Afghanistan calmly explains his devastating actions of the day before.

Woyzeck  A Play

Author: Neil LaBute

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1468314033

Page: 96

View: 322

Georg Büchner’s unfinished play about the poor soldier Woyzeck, subject of a medical experiment and tormented by hallucinations from a diet of only peas. Georg Büchner’s unfinished play about the poor soldier Woyzeck, subject of a medical experiment and tormented by hallucinations from a diet of only peas. His girlfriend, Marie, by whom he’s fathered a child; Marie’s overpowering desire for the alluring Drum- Major; and the murderous outcome of this oppressive admixture of circumstances is without a doubt one of the bleakest works of world literature. It is also considered by many to mark the beginning of modern drama. In this powerful adaption, Neil LaBute embraces the glittering darkness of Woyzeck's violent, erotic, inhumane world and uncompromisingly makes it his own. From his opening in an operating theatre and then scene by macabre scene, LaBute imbues this classic with his singular intensity and moral vision, as he takes it to its nightmarish conclusion. Included in this volume is Neil LaBute’s provocative new monologue “Kandahar,” in which a soldier back from Afghanistan calmly explains his devastating actions of the day before. A gripping stand-alone piece, this short work is also a trenchant modern-day exploration of the potent and enduring themes of Woyzeck.

Max Reinhardt

Büchner , who had died in 1837 , was not really reclaimed for drama until Danton
' s Death and Woyzeck were produced at ... establishing Büchner ' s place as a
classic German playwright , although Reinhardt ' s Woyzeck , with its subversive ...

Max Reinhardt

Author: John L. Styan

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521295048

Page: 171

View: 294

Max Reinhardt was among the first to establish the importance of the director in modern theatre.

Landmarks in German Drama

Their particular affinity with the case of Woyzeck lies in the fact that their
operations are theatrical , marked by ritual ... up in a drama which has such a
fragmentary There is a close affinity between the case of Woyzeck and Freud ' s
classic case ...

Landmarks in German Drama

Author: Peter Hutchinson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN:

Page: 244

View: 797

The contributors to this volume treat fourteen plays of key significance in the history of German literature and show the way in which each dramatist has engaged with important social and theatrical issues of the age. Essays range from that on Lessing's Nathan der Weise (a key text in the history of 'tolerance' in Germany) to Jelinek's Krankheit oder moderne Frauen (a critique of theatrical representation, gender roles and the authority of the text), that is, from German classicism to the contemporary avant-garde. Each major movement in German literary history is represented, and the volume as a whole thus provides a partial history of German drama. The essays, all by specialists in the field, were originally delivered as lectures in the University of Cambridge.

Woyzeck

A gripping stand-alone piece, this short work is also a trenchant modern-day exploration of the potent and enduring themes of Woyzeck.

Woyzeck

Author: Neil LaBute

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1468314033

Page: 96

View: 445

His girlfriend, Marie, by whom he’s fathered a child; Marie’s overpowering desire for the alluring Drum- Major; and the murderous outcome of this oppressive admixture of circumstances is without a doubt one of the bleakest works of world literature. It is also considered by many to mark the beginning of modern drama. In this powerful adaption, Neil LaBute embraces the glittering darkness of Woyzeck's violent, erotic, inhumane world and uncompromisingly makes it his own. From his opening in an operating theatre and then scene by macabre scene, LaBute imbues this classic with his singular intensity and moral vision, as he takes it to its nightmarish conclusion. Included in this volume is Neil LaBute’s provocative new monologue “Kandahar,†? in which a soldier back from Afghanistan calmly explains his devastating actions of the day before. A gripping stand-alone piece, this short work is also a trenchant modern-day exploration of the potent and enduring themes of Woyzeck.

Georg B chner s Woyzeck

Woyzeck has proved to be a seminal work of modern drama . ... the University of
Newcastle , New South Wales in 1981 , to present a substantial work from the
classic European repertory as the Department ' s second major production for
1982 ...

Georg B  chner s Woyzeck

Author: Michael Ewans

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 172

View: 732

Georg Buchner (1813-37) left "Woyzeck" unfinished at his death. It is one of the most remarkable dramas ever written in any language, and since its publication in 1879 and its first performance in 1913 it has influenced almost every significant movement in European theatre. This book presents a new, accurate and actable English translation, based on the German edition by Werner Lehmann. It also includes an introduction devoted to the dramatic style of "Woyzeck, " the criteria for a reconstruction and a translation, and the play's production demands; and a theatrical commentary on each scene, devoted to the problems of staging the play and the ways in which each scene can be realized in production."

Woyzeck and Leonce and Lena

TRANSLATOR ' S NOTE The texts of the two plays contained in this volume are
meant above all else to be spoken and ... choice of word , and clipped form of
speech ( especially as found in translations from the classics - and I refer
primarily to ...

Woyzeck  and Leonce and Lena

Author: Georg Büchner

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 56

View: 848

Woyzeck

A classic of the German stage adapted as a monologue. Though written in 1837 Woyzeck is widely regarded as the first Expressionist play due to its splintered and fragmentary nature. Here it is presented in a new form.

Woyzeck

Author: Howard Colyer

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326482955

Page: 112

View: 750

A classic of the German stage adapted as a monologue. Though written in 1837 Woyzeck is widely regarded as the first Expressionist play due to its splintered and fragmentary nature. Here it is presented in a new form.

The Modern Theatre Woyzeck

... D. H. Lawrence Studies in Classic American Literature F. R. Leavis The Great
Tradition Geoffrey Scott The Architecture of ... Science and Religion and Other
Essays David Riesman The Lonely Crowd ( abridged ) DRAMA Eric Bentley , ed .

The Modern Theatre  Woyzeck

Author: Eric Bentley

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 950

World drama from Aeschylus to Turgenev

His scientific Woyzeck fragment , a gripping drama of a conscript bent , indeed ,
asserted itself early , in a school where driven to desperation by jealousy and
humiliation . the classics dominated the curriculum . Büchner left He wrote a third
 ...

World drama from Aeschylus to Turgenev

Author: John Gassner

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 299

From Pen to Performance

Drama as Conceived and Performed University of Florida Department of Classics
Comparative Drama Conference Karelisa ... the titanic effect of fragmented scenic
structure and dislocated continuity achieved in Georg Büchner ' s Woyzeck .

From Pen to Performance

Author: University of Florida Department of Classics Comparative Drama Conference

Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America

ISBN:

Page: 149

View: 371

40 Old Pithy Truths Vol 3

The literary critic George Steiner wrote, "Woyzeck is the first real tragedy of low
life. It repudiates an assumption implicit in Greek, Elizabethan, and neo- classic
drama: the assumption that tragic suffering is the somber privilege of those who
are ...

40 Old Pithy Truths Vol  3

Author: Ross E. Gutman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780965255523

Page: 96

View: 503

Classical German Drama

The classical German drama was not , then , created on a foundation of social
and political stability , and there was also ... In writing Danton ' s Death and
Woyzeck in the years 1835 – 36 , Büchner anticipated both late
nineteenthcentury ...

Classical German Drama

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 466

View: 545